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January 2012

Who needs Pisa?

German Adventures - Suurhusen


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Hey guys! Hope all is well for you all!

It's now the end of January, and less than 3 weeks until I'm back in the UK. Tomorrow I have my last classes for this semester, and then 4 exams in the coming weeks. Seems like just the other day I came here, and already half my time is over!

Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

On Monday I took a break from my studies to visit the world's most leaning building - The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen. And even better - it is covered in the semester ticket, so I didn't have to pay anything to get there! Who needs Pisa, when you can have Suurhusen? The tower is in a small village literally in the middle of nowhere, and with a bus turning up only once hourly, and it pouring down with rain (Yes! Finally we got proper rain) we decided to catch the bus coming in 10 minutes rather than over an hour - meaning of a 5 hour round trip, we spent less than a quarter of an hour at the thing we came to see - but who cares, it was fun!

Himmelssaal

Himmelssaal

Last week were my last classes with the seventh (and final) semester students - We took a trip to see the Hilton Hotel in Bremen, complete with a visit to the "Himmelsaal" - a 1920's themed hall on the roof of the building. And also in the other class we went to a cafe for some drinks with the classmates and the lecturer. It was a real nice way of saying goodbye to everyone!

Viel SpaƟ!
Kevin.

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Christmas

German Adventures - Dunstable


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Hi Guys!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Whilst most of this actually happened back in England, for continuity purposes I will tell you anyway!

So I will begin where I left off - Preparations for Christmas. I bought German pressies for my family, with Dad getting a Cuckoo clock shaped bauble, and Mum getting a Bremen calendar. I went to the Tourism Christmas Party - and ended up being the only non-German, partying with the Germans from all the different years - even they didn't know each other....The next day was the Erasmus Christmas Party, the party I was supposed to go to!

However, as this is Germany, there's non stop work, so I had lectures all day over the last weekend before Christmas - they sure know how to have fun! We then had our final Anti Mexican Party - the Christmas one, just before we all left for Christmas.

Christmas at Home

Christmas at Home

When I was at home, I got to catch up with some of you which was nice!

I also booked my tickets for almost all my trips, when i get back in February - and here is my schedule:
13th Feb Back in England
17th Feb My 21st Birthday
24th - 27th Feb Trip to Leeds
3rd - 6th March Athens
13th - 26th MarchPrague-Warsaw-Lviv-Kiev
2nd - 6th April Edinburgh

Back to Bremen after Easter....

I have now just three weeks of lectures and then 2 weeks of Exams left until I'm back again, so i shall see you soon!

Kevin.

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